To those of you city folk or those like me who weren’t alive when my grandmother was a child here’s what real wheat looks like freshly cut from the field –pure organic wheat.
The process to get the wheat kernel from the stalk requires some effort. Here’s a look “behind the scenes”. The guy turns the crank to get the fan going while his wife and daughter hold up a flat basket filled with the top of the stalk. Once the fan starts going it blows the lighter stalk over the top of the gently tilted basket, while the heaver wheat kernel falls to the ground below. It’s a dirty time consuming process but satisfying once they have ground that wheat into flour and then turned that flour into their delicious flat bread called roti.